What Have You Read Today to Make You Feeeel PROUD?!* A new comics reading list…
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What Have You Read Today to Make You Feeeel PROUD?!* A new comics reading list…

Dear Ink Tar-Tars, Constantly complaining that “there’s nothing new to read”? That “female comics creators are hard to find”?  We’ve got you covered.  Here are some newly released graphic novels and some soon-to-be-released works. All of the following can be ordered or pre-ordered from Amazon. (linked images take you straight to the book’s Amazon page, … Continue reading

A Portrait of the Artist as a Bookshelf: “My Ideal Bookshelf” is revelatory
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Bookshelf: “My Ideal Bookshelf” is revelatory

Like many projects whose time has come, My Ideal Bookshelf, released in November 2012 by publishers Little, Brown, is several things at once.  It is a beautifully illustrated collection which celebrates the shelf-lives of books by artfully rendering their collected spines in elegant, joyful color.  It is also a wonderful sampling of sentiments about the relationships … Continue reading

Think Writers are Writers? Think Again. Doubly Gifted: The Author as Visual Artist
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Think Writers are Writers? Think Again. Doubly Gifted: The Author as Visual Artist

Narrative takes so many forms.  Doubly Gifted, by Kathleen Hjerter, is a delightful reminder of this fact, and don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of it.  We found our 1986 hard cover edition buried in the used stacks at Green Apple, and stood in the aisle flipping pages. The authors we thought were WRITERS, … Continue reading

Tove Jansson: The Artist Whose Writing You Need To Know
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Tove Jansson: The Artist Whose Writing You Need To Know

Tove Jansson (1914-2001), the Finnish artist most renowned for her creation of the Moomin books for children (as well as cartoon strips and political cartoons) was less famously a novelist and  short story writer for adults. Thanks to Thomas Teal’s translation of several of Jansson’s books into English, this prodigiously talented woman’s writing is being … Continue reading